Thursday, July 23, 2015

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' at Comic-Con and the Saturn Awards

It's been a while since I've written about Hunger Games, so in the spirit of 'The Walking Dead' at Comic-Con, the Emmys, and the Saturn Awards and San Diego Comic Con trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', I present The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 United Comic-Con TEASER.

After being symbolized as the "Mockingjay", Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.
The former drum corps member and marching band judge in me loves the marching and weapon work in this video.

Follow over the jump to read how "Mockingjay, Part 1" fared at last month's Saturn Awards.

The movie earned two nominations but no victories.
Best Science Fiction Film Release:
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Edge of Tomorrow
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Interstellar  (winner)
The Zero Theorem
Best Actress in a Film:

Emily Blunt                           Edge of Tomorrow
Essie Davis                          The Babadook
Anne Hathaway                    Interstellar
Angelina Jolie                       Maleficent
Jennifer Lawrence                The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Rosemund Pike                    Gone Girl  (winner)
I agree with both winners.  As I wrote in 2015 Hugo nominees for movies and television, "Interstellar" would be my choice if I were a WorldCon voter.  Also, among all the nominees, Rosamund Pike turned in the superior performance.  Rewarding work like her would make it worth joining as a voting out-of-state member.

Here's to "Mockingjay Part 2" doing as well in next year's Saturn Awards.  Better?  It won't beat "Mad Max: Fury Road," "Jurassic World," "Star Wars": The Force Awakens," or "Ex Machina," all of which are likely to be on my nomination ballot.  As for Jennifer Lawrence winning, that depends on the competition.  Right now, she'd lose to Charlize Theron.  Stay tuned.

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